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Commercial plumber Dave Fortney couldn't stand the dingy ring-around-the-brim his baseball caps would develop after a hard day's work or an outing on his boat, but he also hated the way the caps came out of the laundry limp and battered. When one of his favorite caps came out especially mangled, he decided enough was enough.
October 23, 2011 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Question: Please clarify the Transportation Security Administration's limitations on volume of fluids allowed in a single container to be carried onboard in the 1-quart plastic bag, which raised the issue of 3-1-1 (3 ounces, 1-quart bag, 1 bag per person). I was in Italy and wanted to bring back a vial of Modena's famed balsamic vinegar. In Europe, volume is expressed in metric, and the smallest container I could find was 100 milliliters, which is 3.3 ounces. I chose not to bring anything back.
January 11, 2013 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - They were known simply as the San Francisco Twins. At 5-foot-1 and about 100 pounds apiece, the fashion enthusiasts were an integral part of the city fabric for four decades. With matching furs, hats and high-end purses, they completed each other's sentences, posed for countless tourist snapshots and modeled for the likes of Reebok, Joe Boxer and IBM. Now one is gone. Vivian Brown, 85, who had Alzheimer's, died in her sleep Wednesday, leaving behind Marian, who was eight minutes younger.
November 3, 1989 | JOANNA DENDEL
Hats by Ahadi: 733 N. La Brea Ave; 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment, (213) 965-0639. Ahadi's hats follow fashion trends. This season he trims them with tassels and crusader crosses. Prices: $45-$300. The Hat Gallery: 5632 Melrose Ave.; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, (213) 463-3163. Elizabeth Marcel's hats have turn-of-the-century crowns and distinctive antique trims. Prices: $175-$250. Imolden Grey: 2409 Main St., Santa Monica; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you think men's hats begin and end with baseball caps, think again. In the clubsand on the street, pork-pie beanies, berets, jester's hats and "Cat in the Hat" hats are edging out the ubiquitous logo-stitched baseball cap. Rave-goers are partial to the "Sleepy Soul," a foot-long knit cap with a shoestring in place of a tassel sold at a new street-fashion shop called 555 Soul. At Stussy Union, fur golf caps, two-tone beanies and the shop's own "Dr. Stuss" striped knit ski caps are bestsellers.
October 20, 1985
If you haven't read Iacocca's word from the executive suite in The Times, it behooves you to go out and buy a copy--right now, to learn what we can do to get our senators and congressmen to put on their "American" hats instead of their other assortment of hats. ANNETTE CAVENDER Arcadia
September 7, 2008
Early ON in "The Duchess," Keira Knightley as Georgiana Cavendish defends her show-stopping chapeaus as a critical means to express herself. Men use wit; women employ feathers. The new film follows the rise and sad stumble of the 18th century style pacesetter, and while many comparisons of her to Princess Diana will be made, the film really could be considered a prequel to "Sex and the City" -- sans the Manolos, of course. "The character is young and innocent in the beginning, but her confidence builds," says costume designer Michael O'Connor.
August 16, 1987
I had to write to say how inspired I was by the performances of Colleen Dewhurst and Farrah Fawcett in ABC's "Between Two Women." Hats off to two fine actresses. Rita Young, Saugus
November 2, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
While I was researching Hollywood hatmaker Gunner Foxx for the upcoming issue of Image magazine (which drops Dec. 1), the 29-year-old mentioned to us that he had recently been crafting custom hats for Kanye West -- many of which are destined for the rapper's 'Yeezus' tour wardrobe. According to Foxx, West in September ordered 14 of the hatmaker's one-of-a-kind, open crown, wide-brim felt hats -- including one (above, left) for which Foxx hand-burned an image of Jesus' face into the crown.
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